A third suspect has now been arrested and charged in connection to a November 26th home invasion in Laurentian Valley. Forty-three-year-old Joshua Christopher Atkinson from Petawawa was arrested February 13th and is now looking at two counts of robbery using a firearm; two counts of forcible confinement; wearing a disguise; theft of a motor vehicle; and break and enter. He’ll bei in custody until he appears in Pembroke Court later this month. He’s the third person arrested in the case of a B&E at a home on Round Lake Road. Two disguised suspects … carrying firearms broke in and tied up the two homeowners and stole cash. They stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. The other two suspects were arrested late last month and also face a long list of charges
Mississippi Mills is moving ahead with the process of hiring a new chief administrative officer. Council has endorsed Ravenhill Group as the firm tasked with an executive search for the top municipal administration job at a cost of $22,800 to the municipality. According to a report from current CAO Diane Smithson, Ravenhill Group also offers a two-year guarantee meaning they will re-undertake the search at their own cost, if the successful candidate does not remain in the position for two years. Smithson will be leaving March 2nd to take on the same position in Carleton Place. Former Beckwith Township CAO Cynthia Moyle has joined Mississippi Mills as acting clerk. She’s been hired on a contract basis to help with the transition following Smithson’s departure. Clerk Shawna Stone will be assuming interim CAO duties until a permanent replacement has been found.
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP is looking for a suspect after money was stolen from a victim’s account through an ATM in Pembroke. On January 22nd just before 11 a.m. a customer used an ATM and left their bank card in the machine. A man then used the ATM and continued with the transaction that had been started and withdrew a significant amount of money from the account. The suspect is described as a white male with a receding hairline, brown hair, and a short brown beard. He was wearing a black winter jacket with white trim at the time.
If you have information on this crime … you are asked to call the OPP … or Crime Stoppers.
AND IN SPORTS …
In the CCHL-2 last night, Bailey Hein scored twice, including the game winner as the Renfrew Timberwolves beat the visiting Perth Blue Wings 4-2. Renfrew took a 2-0 second period lead on goals from Isaac Perreault and Hein … with Hein making it 3-1 with five minutes to play. Connor Noonan then scored into an empty net for his third point of the night to put the game out of reach. Dane Brumm (broom) stopped 32 shots in the ‘Wolves net for the win.
In the CCHL … Carleton Place Canadians forward Travis Broughman has been named the Player of the Week. The 20-year-old forward scored three goals … and had six points … in two Carleton Place wins last week picking up first star honours in both games. He now has 27 goals and 57 points in 52 games.
Stay tuned to Valley Heritage Radio this afternoon for Rink Wrap … our hockey talk show. Hosts Geoff Patterson and Adam Noack will bring you up to speed on everything happening on rinks around the Valley and beyond. The show begins right after the 5 o’clock news and runs until 6 p.m. Tonight’s guest with be Renfrew native Tony Iob (yob) who is a former Olympian … who is now head coach of the CCHL’s Navan Grads.